A short film produced and directed by University of Maine Intermedia MFA graduate student Neil Shelley with student actors and crew has been accepted into the third annual Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, April 4–7.
Shelley, who is from Gray, Maine, created the 28-minute film “Telling Hannah” in a Year in Film class with assistance from his brother, Ryan, and faculty member Sheridan Kelley. The film is about a relationship that develops when a young woman, Hannah, goes to live with her uncle after the death of her father. Shelley says it is a story of deception, honesty and ultimately redemption.
More than 1,000 people attended last year’s Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, which screens as many as 75 films in a variety of Lewiston and Auburn venues, says Shelley, who manages the Collaborative Media Lab at Fogler Library and is a teaching assistant for professional video production at UMaine.